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Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew.

Mayhew outlines $4.8 million plan for opioid treatment

Maine DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew told lawmakers that the $4.8 million plan would provide treatment services for about 400 additional Mainers
Henry Owen bikejors along the Sunrise Trail in Ellsworth with his dogs Muddy and Mia on Monday morning. Owen and his fiancee Renee McManus of Surry are proponents of bikejoring, or riding your bike while being pulled by one or two dogs attached by harness, and their goal is to share this sport with others in Maine.
Outdoors

Dogs pulling bikes: Bikejoring becomes passion of Surry kennel

Biking while being pulled by dogs, or bikejoring, can be a serious racing sport, or it can just be fun way for dogs — and people — to “get their wiggles out.”
Outdoors
Emmie Theberg and other cross-country skiers have taken to trails within the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument that Gov. Paul LePage wants to revert to private ownership or have the state run.

LePage should drop monument repeal effort, federal delegates say

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say northern Maine accepts the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and so should Gov. Paul LePage.
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Estranged wife accused of killing husband in Acton

An estranged wife in the small border community of Acton was charged with murder late Wednesday, accused of mortally wounding her husband in his front yard.

Albion man in serious condition after single-vehicle crash

Christopher Poulin, 34, is in serious condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Opinion

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, U.S. Sen. Angus King, Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli and U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II participate in an August 2015 round-table discussion in Brewer about heroin addiction.
EDITORIALS

Action, not more study, needed to tackle addiction crisis

With Mainers dying at the alarming rate of essentially one per day from drug overdoses, a legislative task force to assess the problem and offer solutions sounds like too little, too late. Lawmakers can ensure this isn’t the case by fast tracking and removing impediments from what is known to work, such as medication-assisted treatment.

Sports

Shead's Madison Greenlaw (right) battles for a rebound against Washburn's Maggie Castonguay during their Class D girls basketball semifinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Thursday.

Shead girls cruise past Washburn in Class D North semifinal

Coach Dean Preston’s club pressured, harassed and overwhelmed sixth-ranked Washburn all over the Cross Insurance Center floor as the second-ranked Tigerettes posted an impressive victory over the sixth-ranked Beavers

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